The many tourists who head to Hoi An, the ancient town with its glistening lights of lanterns in old houses, should not miss out on trying one of Hoi An’s specialties, hoanh thanh chien (fried wonton dumplings).
Wonton dumplings, essentially the same as the Chinese variety, is served up in soup or deep-fried. But imo Hoi An wontons, deep fried and covered in a salsa-like topping of vegetables and sweet and sour shrimp are crispy, mouth-watering works of art.
How to make it
Fried wonton dumplings (Hoành thánh chiên) is a specialty in Hoi An. However, to make the dish, makers need to be skillful. Fresh shrimp will be peeled off covers, then grinded and mixed with husked pork and sliced onion as well as spices for about 30 minutes. The next move is to spread wonton, put the mixture of shrimp, pork and spices on it and wrap them. And makers then just cook them in oil.
People often added fried tomatoes and coriander on the fried wonton dumplings to make it more good-looking and tasty.
The last phase is making the sauce. Eaters can enjoy it with chili sauce mixed with soya sauce and vinegar. Salad and mayonnaise are also needed to feast diners’ tongues.